Peter Jenne
Hauptmann

Peter Jenne

 
    Peter Jenne was born on 5 May 1920 at Wittenberg in Sachsen. In summer 1942, Jenne was serving with 1./ZG 1 on the Eastern front flying Bf 110 Zerstörer twin-engined fighters, mainly in the ground attack role. He achieved much success in this role destroying 12 tanks, 10 artillery pieces and eight rocket launchers. In July 1943, 1./ZG 1 was redesignated 1./ZG 26. On 9 October 1943, Jenne was appointed Staffelkapitän 1./ZG 26. Jenne was later relocated to Germany to perform Reichsverteidigung duties with 1./ZG 26. In July 1944, 1./ZG 26 was redesignated 1./JG 6 and re-equipped with Fw 190 single-engined fighters. On 12 September 1944, Jenne was appointed Staffelkapitän of 12./JG 300. On 1 January 1945, he became Gruppenkommandeur of III./JG 300. When he was awarded the Ritterkreuz on 2 February, he had achieved 17 victories in addition to his ground victories. In an encounter with enemy fighters on 2 March 1945 over Schmerwitz, Jenne was shot down in Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-10 (W.Nr. 151 533) “Blue 1”. He died in the ensuing crash.
    Peter Jenne was credited with at least 17 victories. He recorded at least three victories over the Eastern front. Included in his total are 12 four-engine bombers.
 
No
Date
Time
A/c Type
Unit
Location / Comments
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19.9.1942
6:13
LaGG-3 1./ZG 1 5km SE Kotluban
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13.12.1942
12:30
MiG-3 Stab I./ZG 1 29 484
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8.7.1943
9:30
Il-4 3./ZG 1 63 574
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20.12.1943
13:25
B-17 1./ZG 26 Rolde near Assen
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22.12.1943
14:55
B-24 1./ZG 26 near Texel / Holland
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22.12.1943
15:00
B-24 1./ZG 26 Bolsward
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10.2.1944
12:25
B-17 1./ZG 26 6km S Nienburg
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17.12.1944
12:15
B-24 Stab III./JG 300 Rymarov-Sternberk area (RP)
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17.12.1944
12:20
B-24 Stab III./JG 300 Rymarov-Sternberk area (RP)

Tanks: at least 12
Victories : at least 17
Awards : Ehrenpokal (20 November 1942)
                Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (1 April 1943)
                Ritterkreuz (2 February 1945)
Units : ZG 1, ZG 26, JG 300

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